Worker pulled into drill press, McCoy Global Canada fined

Company required to pay $77K for development of guarding educational programs

Worker pulled into drill press, McCoy Global Canada fined
On Dec. 22, 2014, a worker of McCoy Global Canada in Edmonton was preparing to remove the drill bit from a radial drill press while it was in a neutral position when the drill inadvertently engaged, catching the front of the worker’s coveralls. The worker was pulled into the drill press causing serious injuries to the worker.


McCoy Global Canada pled guilty to section 310(2)(a) of the Occupational Health and Safety Code for failing to provide safeguards if a worker may accidentally, or through the work process, come into contact with moving parts of machinery. The company was fined $5,000 inclusive of the victim fine surcharge. Additionally, it was ordered under Occupational Health and Safety Act section 41.1 to pay $77,250 in favour of the Alberta Construction Safety Association and the Manufacturing Health & Safety Association to develop educational and training programs concerning guarding and related topics.


All other charges were withdrawn.


Source: Alberta Labour